At least nine Turkish soldiers are killed in ‘Russian airstrike’ on their positions in Syria 

At least nine Turkish soldiers are killed in ‘Russian airstrike’ on their positions in Syria

Soldiers reportedly attacked in Idlib by regime forces and nine have diedOthers have been critically wounded and have since been taken to hospitalIdlib was made a de-escalation zone in 2018 in which such acts are prohibited 

Nine Turkish soldiers have died in a ‘Russian airstrike’ this evening in Syria, state media reported. 

The governor of Hatay Doğa said the soldiers had been attacked in Idlib by regime forces and as a result ‘nine were martyred’.

Vladimir Putin’s Russia has backed the Syrian regime and has been blamed for the strike.

Earlier this evening Russia’s Defense Ministry accused Turkey of illegally sending strike drones into Syria’s Idlib region.

Turkey-backed Syrian fighters ride a tank in the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province in northwestern Syria

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